Bruges, a fairy tale like medieval city that makes the perfect long weekend away in the winter months. During December and January the whole city comes alive with Christmas markets filled with the best Belgium chocolate and beer. We spent the majority of our days walking around in a sugar and beer induced haze!
As Bruges is rather a small city its a great place to explore on foot or cycle around the beautiful quaint streets, take your time strolling round to admire all of the amazing buildings. One of our favourite things to do was to just stroll through the gorgeous old streets with a cone of french fries in one hand and a hot chocolate in the other. Both delicacies of Bruges and its save the say that the french fries were some of the best I have ever had especially as they were covered in one of my all time favourites- mayo!
Bruges is surrounded by many waterways and canals and a boat trip is a great way to get to know the city and experience a completely different perspective from the water. The Markt square is a must see with the impressive Belfry tower looming over the beautiful Provincial palace. We were lucky enough to be in Bruges for the first weekend of the Christmas markets which takes over the whole of the Markt square with an ice rink in the middle. You cannot help but feel festive surrounded by so many Christmas lights and the smell of hot mulled wine being served.
A trip to Bruges wouldn’t be complete without sampling chocolate from the many Chocolatiers that line the streets of the city. All of the chocolate that we tried was incredible and we tried a lot! For the best hot chocolate ever visit The Old Chocolate House that serves the creamiest hot chocolate and comes in about 20 flavours including my favourite salted cameral.
For beer drinkers a visit to The Beer wall is a must where you can try over 100 different types of beer while sat outside overlooking the river. We spent one afternoon sat here drinking passion fruit flavoured beer while sat by one of the scenic canals.
Bruges you are fairytale like place with gorgeous old buildings and pretty canals, as well as being specialists in two of my favourite foods- chocolate and mayonnaise! It has been a pleasure exploring this medical city over the last couple of days and if you are thinking of booking a fun yet relaxing weekend away I would definitely suggest popping over to Bruges for a pint of their best beer and a stroll through the cobbled streets.